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1st meeting - 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP12, 11-13 June 2019)
11 Jun 2019 -  The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon the 20th ratification. Article 40 of the Convention stipulates that “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.”  Since 2008, eleven sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Theme “Ensuring inclusion of persons with disabilities in a changing world through the implementation of the CRPD”.
Opening of the Conference of States Parties (item 1): chaired by Mr. António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations 
Election of Officers (item 2)
Adoption of the agenda (item 3): chaired by H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos, President of the Conference
Organization of work (item 4)
Statements by:
- E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos, President of the Conference
- António Guterres, Secretary-General
- Danlami Umaru Basharu, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Catalina Devandas, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Maria Soledad Cisternas, Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility
- Ana Lucia Arellano, Civil Society Representative, International Disability Alliance
Matters related to the implementation of the Convention (item 5 (a):
General debate
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